Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Welcome to the Centre for Law and Justice

The Centre for Law and Justice comprises a team of highly qualified and experienced legal practitioners, researchers, and criminal justice professionals. We offer internationally unique and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law, criminal justice and legal ethics. These courses are delivered by an interdisciplinary group of dynamic academics comprising criminologists, lawyers, sociologists, philosophers and policing scholars.

Our courses

Our Bachelor of Laws is unique across the world for its incorporation of compulsory Indigenous Australian content, resources law and community law in addition to the traditional law curriculum.

Our Bachelor of Criminal Justice prepares students for careers in the criminal justice professions, including: policing, corrections, restorative justice, mediation, court administration, policy and law reform, probation, parole, and juvenile justice.

Our research projects reflect critical examination of law, migration, crime, policing, professional practice, social justice, crime control and criminal justice.

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Our commitment

Through our teaching, research and community service, the Centre for Law and Justice demonstrates our commitment to the rule of law, the promotion of the highest standards of ethical conduct, the importance of reflexivity, professional responsibility, social justice and community service.

Acknowledgment of country
We would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai (or Biripi) peoples of Australia who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present.